Title

Buckle

Creator

Creation Date

6th-7th century

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

2 1/8 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.130

Description

The buckle, cast in one piece, consists of a pointed openwork plate in the form of an enclosed cross, with an oval loop. A curved tongue is attached to the loop; on the back are three rings for attachment to a belt. The borders of the plate are decorated with an incised wreath; in the center of the cross is an incised dot-and-circle surrounded by 'rays.' For a comparable buckle, see British Museum, 1984,1004.2.

Provenance

Purchased from Tetragon, London, in 1992.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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